Read what Managers Spencer Day and Steve King had to say after Farnborough’s 2-0 victory over Whitehawk in the Vanarama Conference South on Sunday.
Speaking to BBC Surrey’s Clive Howse after his sides victory, an ecstatic Spencer Day said: “It’s a fantastic win; we really had to dig in at times. It just shows how far we’ve come in the last eight weeks and we’ve just said that in the dressing room.
“It’s great to do it infront of a decent crowd at home at the Christmas times we’re delighted for the fans. It was a game against the absolute form side in the division, I think they’ve won the last six out of the last seven and drawn the other so it’s a fantastic scalp for us and yes we’re delighted.
“I thought we were really slow coming out of the blocks. I was very disappointed – I thought the first 30 minutes, as much as it was an even game, I actually thought our goal was quite charmed.
“I thought Whitehawk; we could’ve been 4-1 down after 30 minutes. We’ve had one great chance from Louie [Theophanous] but as I said, our goal lead a charm life. I didn’t think we started the game well at all.
“After 30 minutes, we just started to get a grip into it and obviously we scored a great goal so we’re leading slightly fortuitously I thought at half time, 1-0. I made a change to try and stop the danger that they were creating and I thought we started the second half much better.
“Forced them to make some subs which gave them an impact but I thought the second half was much more even – it was end-to-end, it was entertaining. As I said, we keep harping on, we’re in the entertainment business. I think the fans that were here got a very entertaining game and you’ve got to give Whitehawk a lot of credit, they caused us a lot of problems.
“It was our day, they again and then we’ve scored a wonder goal in stoppage time which makes a big difference to last time we were here, where we were robbed of a fully deserved three points in stoppage time with a penalty miss.
“It was a really battling performance against a very good side, and they showed why they’ve won so many games and overall I’m just delighted with the result and a clean sheet, which is a rarity for us, is an added bonus.
“Over the last couple of months our performances overall have been much much better, with the exception of Concord [Rangers] away which was obviously a very poor performance.
“It’s very difficult – we’ve got to go to my hoodoo next, Chelmsford away is a place where I think I’ve lost 7-0, 6-0 and 5-0. They seem to have a mark on us. They’re a hit and miss, I think they won on a counter today [against Staines Town] and lost badly the other day. So we’ve just got to keep working really hard.
“We’re a very small squad. I’m delighted with the three points today. We actually played a lot better last time out and only got a point – so it shows how difficult this League is.
“We got a little bit of luck today, as I said against a very very strong Whitehawk side, who as I said, in the first 30 minutes caused us a number of problems but [I’m] just delighted [with] how well we’re doing considering the resources we have.
“It’s a massive win infront of our home fans, and that’s really important. We want to entertain the fans and I’m delighted for them as much as me.”
After the game, Whitehawk boss Steve King also told BBC Sussex’s Tim Durrans:
“It [the game] should’ve been over at half time. We’ve missed about six chances, hit the post. It was just one-way traffic, it was an onslaught.
“Then they score very late in the half – good finish by the centre forward, sort of went through a couple of players and slotted it home nicely, from their point of view it was a great finish, it was. But the game should’ve been over by any contest.
“It was the most one sided game you’ll ever come to watch.
“We’ve been magnificent lately, we’ve won six and drawn two and lost one in nine games so I mean, the run they’re [Whitehawk] on they’ve been fantastic. We’ve played two days before; Farnborough hadn’t played – 10 days where they hadn’t played a game.
“Second half we were all over them again – had a little five minute spell, had a couple of chances, our keeper’s made one great save; and then we’re just camped in their half.
“We’ve hit the crossbar; we’ve hit the post again. We’re just camped in their half – attach versus defence, they’ve gone down the other end, the guy’s crossed and it’s gone straight in. It was a cross it wasn’t a shot it was just in disbelief of the cross flying into the top corner.
“We’ve had a big clear out in the summer and got better players in obviously we’re punching in the right direction for the players we have. We’ve obviously got a fantastic opportunity to make the play-offs but there’s seven clubs, eight clubs that can make those play-offs as well.
“We’ve signed players that have won Leagues, and that have won play-offs and been in play-offs so it’s not new to a lot of the players; they’re used to winning things and used to know what it takes to get over the line.
“We’re on a fantastic form and they’re going to be disjointed by what happened today, and there’s no way Farnborough deserved to win that game but they’ve got the three points and sometimes that happens in Football doesn’t it?”
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